PM Modiji’s Independence Day Speech : My notes*

15th August 2014: India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave his first speech from the historic Red Fort

The best way of understanding our Prime Minister is to watch him and listen to him…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flWwMxGilAY&feature=youtu.be

But, I felt I should note some points for more thinking about what he said. I thought of sharing my notes with you because I know that our media won’t convey his thoughts and direction properly.  His thoughts and direction for us are too important to be left in the hands of our media.  

I have marked my own thoughts in italics within (brackets)

I think that the speech wasn’t meant for pundits and newstraders,… It is for you, me, MPs, MLAs, CMs, government servants. He will work and he will make us work for our progress

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I am the chief servant…
Our first parliament session shows our intention and methods.. not working through majority , but by consensus…

…an outsider to Delhi, achoota to elite here.. but in two months I have an insider view …
….don’t judge this by politics…

my insider view (of government) was astonishing – governments within governments, fiefdoms, sharp division, conflicts, departments fighting in courts,… trying  to break walls, unite the government…

Government officers going on time to office made headlines. I wasn’t pleased… was pained. If this makes news we have fallen so much…

I assure you that the capabilities of individuals in government  are tremendous.. I can say today that i will mobilize this force for progress..

Everyone asks what is it in for me…we have to come out of this… everything is not meant for me alone..somethings has to be there for the nation as well..

Rapes …very shameful…I ask parents…you ask daughters a lots of questions…do you ask questions to your sons? where, with whom, which friends… try and put same restrictions on your sons…
Law will be strict…but we have responsibility towards society..I have same questions to parents of terrorists, maoists…your sons not doing any good to themselves nor to others…

(….. like a head of family talking to his family…)

Time we give up violence and work together.. we divided nation…even after freedom ..on the basis of communalism..casteism… look look no one hasn’t got anything….. for next ten years resolve to shun violence and divisiveness.. try once.. I assure you..we can do it…

We need modern outlook…bad sex ratio..who is causing imbalance..I ask doctors not to kill daughters in wombs.. I ask parents… don’t sacrifice you daughters… I come from society.. I have seen single daughters taking care of their parents.. and sons putting their old parents in old age homes…….we can rid ourselves of such social ills

(…like a social worker speaking..)

Only development and good governance.. can take us forward…we intend to walk this path..

Democracy is not a system of electing govt..it is a method working together for progress

(..philosophy of democracy)

who will protect poor farmers? PM Jan Dhan Yojana..bank account for poor..have mobiles but no bank account…bank account is a window to progress..debit card..Rs 1 Lakh insurance

65% of our people are below 35 years..world needs good skills…we don’t get them..skills for modern India… 
we wish to  help job creators…

World changing..we can’t sit isolated… we have to adapt..we have taken steps.. we have to encourage manufacturing for using our youth….. come ‘make in India’…we have skills, talent,  disciplineine, we will have a favorable environment.. from electrical to electronics… chemicals to pharmaceuticals, from paper to plastic.. . come ‘make it in India’

..we must spread ‘made in India’ word.. young people: we import all kinds of even minor things.. research how much we import.. each one of you should try to avoid importing at least one item by making it here
But don’t compromise -zero defect..zero effect ( on environment)…

(…..economists won’t talk about such matters)

IT professionals changes world’s perception of India…

we will build digital India..broadband in villages.. distance education…telemedicine..mobile governance..banking ..make applications to government,…obtain government services..(easy, effective, economical)

Value of imports of electronic goods second to crude imports we need to make them here

Once upon railways joined India.. now IT is that force..

Digital India will make us stand shoulder to shoulder with other nations

We will develop tourism… our filthy spaces is the  biggest problem.. can’t we be a clean? it is PM’s most imp job.. can we not resolve to keep things clean?

2019 year Mahatama  Gandhi’s 150th Jayanti….cleanliness dear to him.. can we resolve to make India clean..it requires people not just government…

I will talk about doable things.. Big slogans are important but if they are not well thought out they cause disillusionment…

toilets..women have to wait for dark….affects their health, it pains them…poor get respect only through basic things like toilets. all schools must have separate toilets for girls…MPLED fund to be used.. I appeal that CSR programs of companies should give priority to toilets…by next 15th august we should achieve this..

Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana..Paliament scheme…each MP will make one village ‘ideal’ every year 3 until 2019…and five per MP in next five years.. imagine at least one model Village in every district…this will inspire us, give us direction (for progress)…

(….down to earth grassroots thinking combined with great vision)

Planning Commission…was appropriate when it was thought about…I respect what has been done… changed situation…now state governments are centers of development…for strengthening federal structure… CM and PM team… we need to transform Planning ..we will soon establish…new institution in place of Planning Commission…because sometimes it easier to construct a new house than repairing an old one…

Maharshi Arvind Jayanti..revolutionary..Yoga Guru…had said India will guide world.. I have faith in these sages, visionaries.. Vivekanand saw… India as Jagadguru… their words can not go unfulfilled.. a prosperous, peaceful, hara bhara Bharat..

(…such profound faith combined with clarity of thoughts, purity of purpose and capacity to work hard can make anything possible…)

Foreign Policy priority… we fought independence together….time has come.. can’t we defeat poverty.. we resolve to eradicate poverty… our neighbors have the same need.. we SAARC countries need to will give up killing and develop together as neighbors.. Bhutan, Nepal.. all came ( to Delhi) .. we have made good beginning..

Let us resolve to do something for India.. I will work more than you.. because I am the chief servant..

Our destiny is to good of to the entire world…

I salute our security forces..Eternal vigilence is the price of Freedom

Bharat Mata ki Jai..
Jai Hind…
Vande Mataram…

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* The above is not a transcript of the speech.

All errors of interpretation and translation and omissions are mine.

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